This year I am intent on combatting this vocabulary slippage throughout the year. Here is my plan, as always I will introduce and use the vocabulary during each unit. Then, after each unit I will continue to review the vocabulary through the use of Vocabulary Match-Ups.
Each of these match-ups is a collection of little puzzles where students match up the vocabulary puzzle piece with the definition piece. They make a great file folder game for students to practice as they finish up their work. This way students are keeping the vocabulary fresh in their minds all year long.
I am slowly working my way throughout the year of curriculum. I have made it through Frontier Texas, but will keep going to hit all of the units. I will also go ahead and bundle all of the Match-Ups once they are complete.
Please come by and check out these Match-Ups as they are a great way to keep your whole year's curriculum fresh in the mind of your students.